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Has the algorithm for detecting spelling mistakes changed?

I've recently noticed that the exercises are a lot stricter on spelling mistakes than they used to be. Typically, you'd get a single spelling mistake wrong as long as it wasn't another word (e.g. sie -> she).

I just typed 'bod' instead of 'bad' for this exercise and got marked wrong: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/787597. It's hard to judge these things, but in my experience, that should have flown.

August 27, 2014



From my experience, like you said, spelling mistakes are accepted as long as they are egregious or are words in themselves. But bod is a word.



Haha. Not a common word, and certainly a more likely spelling mistake ;-)

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